Chư Mom Ray không còn bình yên

– 42 ĐÌNH VĂN 12:0 PM, 25/02/2017

Không gian sống bị đe dọa, bò tót trưởng thành húc thẳng vào đầu xe tải, báo động sự tồn vong các loài động vật ở đây đang bị xâm hại.

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Con bò tót quý hiếm húc vào xe tải chết ngày 17.2 tại Vườn quốc gia Chư Mom Ray. Ảnh VQG Chư Mom Ray cung cấp.

Nhóm công nhân thi công tuyến tỉnh lộ 674 nối thị trấn Sa Thầy (huyện Sa Thầy, Kon Tum) vào xã Mo Rai, nhiều lần nhìn thấy đàn bò tót gặm cỏ non. Vườn Quốc gia Chư Mom Ray – buộc phải xẻ ngang – để tuyến đường cắt qua. Không gian sống bị đe dọa, bò tót trưởng thành húc thẳng vào đầu xe tải, báo động sự tồn vong các loài động vật ở đây đang bị xâm hại. Hơn thế, khi một tuyến đường khác – QL 14C huyện Ngọc Hồi (Kon Tum) đi xã Mo Rai dài 27km – cũng đang đâm xuyên tim vườn quốc gia này. Tiếp tục đọc “Chư Mom Ray không còn bình yên”

Giáo dục tương kính và văn minh

international-greetings

 
Chào các bạn,

Mấy hôm nay có chuyện rắc rối giữa ca sĩ Mỹ tâm và nhạc sĩ Vũ Xuân Hùng liên quan đến tác quyền của bài “Anh Thì Không.” Mình không nói đến chuyện này. Ca sĩ và nhạc sĩ luôn tạo sức mạnh cộng hưởng cho nhau trong âm nhạc. Mong rằng hai vị sẽ vượt qua được những tổn thương hiện nay để cùng hỗ trợ nhau trong lĩnh vực âm nhạc, ngõ hầu mai sau khi nói đến nhạc phẩm “Anh Thì Không” người ta sẽ nhắc đến một câu chuyện có hậu.

Mình chỉ muốn nói đến một vấn đề lớn hơn. Đó là thông tin qua vài bài báo mình đọc, một số fans của Mỹ Tâm lên mạng đến mọi nơi có bài không ủng hộ Mỹ Tâm, và comment chửi bới bằng những lời lẽ dữ dằn, thô tục, thiếu học thức, chống NS Vũ Xuân Hùng và những người viết bài có vẻ ủng hộ NS.

Đương nhiên là mỗi chúng ta có quyền nói lên ý kiến của mình. Nhưng nói chuyện văn minh là một chuyện. Vượt giới hạn lịch sự và lễ giáo, để đến mức chửi bới thô tục dữ dằn, thì đó lại là chuyện khác. Đây là vấn đề giáo dục lớn cho đất nước, phải không các bạn? Tiếp tục đọc “Giáo dục tương kính và văn minh”

Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam’s new bonds

Japan Today

Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam's new bonds
Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Xuan, 94, who married Japanese soldier Nguyen Van Duc during World War Two, poses with a portrait of him at her house in Hanoi, Vietnam. Reuters photo

HANOI —

“This is my husband,” said 94-year-old Nguyen Thi Xuan, holding up a pillow wrapped in a Vietnamese flag, with a Japanese army shirt pushed inside. She sleeps with it every night.

Xuan is among the few surviving widows of Japanese soldiers who were shipped home in the aftermath of World War II, many never to see their Vietnamese families again.

This week, Japan’s 83-year-old Emperor Akihito will meet some of the widows and their descendants, during one of many trips he has made to soothe the wounds of the war. Tiếp tục đọc “Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam’s new bonds”

Maze-like sidewalk fences pose challenges for pedestrians in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 02/26/2017 11:21 GMT + 7

An entrance to the sidewalk around Cho Ray Hospital in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, is fenced with a maze-like set of barriers.
Tuoi Tre

Sidewalks along a major hospital in Ho Chi Minh City have been equipped with a complicated system of barricades, an effort originally meant to reclaim space from vendors for pedestrians but now turning out to create immense difficulty for the latter.

Promenades along the sections of Thuan Kieu and Nguyen Chi Thanh Streets that surround Cho Ray Hospital, considered the city’s best general infirmary located in District 5, have been fenced up to prevent sidewalk drivers and street vendors from encroaching on the spaces.

However, the fences have been put up like a maze, proving to be obstacles for local pedestrians.

According to observations by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, the barriers were about 1.5 meters high, spanning over 200 meters around the hospital.

The sidewalks were divided into two sections, one for motorbike parking and the other exclusively for walkers.

The entrances to the pedestrian zones were filled with fences planted in a zigzag design, not only making it difficult for sidewalk drivers and food vendors but also for pedestrians to enter.

Most pedestrians are not likely to walk in the preserved space due to the complex fences. Photo: Tuoi Tre

After observing for nearly an hour, the journalists only saw about five people walking in the preserved space while many others chose to walk on the roadways to save time and effort.

Some people took advantage of the barriers to hang their hammocks whereas a few vendors also managed to place their stalls, chairs, and stables inside the walking areas.

“Though erected to bar vendors and drivers from ‘invading’ the sidewalks, these barriers have created immense challenges to pedestrians due to their complex design,” a local resident told Tuoi Tre. Tiếp tục đọc “Maze-like sidewalk fences pose challenges for pedestrians in Ho Chi Minh City”

Singapore has consistently abided by ‘One China policy’: DPM Teo

Commenting on the “broad and longstanding relationship” between the two countries, DPM Teo said that the two countries have worked well together to advance common interests, despite different perspectives on some issues.

Both countries also have a common interest in building a peaceful and growing region, and “this is much greater than any occasional differences of views”, he added.

He said that each of Singapore and China’s Government-to-Government projects have supported China’s developmental priorities at key stages. Tiếp tục đọc “Singapore has consistently abided by ‘One China policy’: DPM Teo”

“Nhà sắt” giữa đại ngàn

– 33 TRẦN HÓA 6:30 AM, 15/02/2017


Niềm vui trong ngôi nhà tiện ích. Ảnh: T.H

Hàng chục “căn nhà sắt” nguyên là những container cũ được dựng lên giữa núi rừng Quảng Ngãi để làm nơi trú ngụ cho trẻ em ở các trường nội trú vùng cao. Vài nét ký họa, vài đường khoan cắt, cải tiến, những thùng hàng sắt khổng lồ kia đã trở nên thân thiện, tiện ích và đầm ấm đối với học trò miền núi, vốn sống tạm bợ trong các căn chòi lá.

Tiếp tục đọc ““Nhà sắt” giữa đại ngàn”

Thuốc bảo vệ thực vật gây ung thư: Vô tư sử dụng

11/02/2017 09:15 GMT+7

TTOBộ NN&PTNT vừa loại hai chất nguy hiểm 2,4D và Paraquat ra khỏi danh mục thuốc bảo vệ thực vật, nhưng lại cho phép sử dụng thêm 2 năm nữa…

Thuốc bảo vệ thực vật gây ung thư: Vô tư sử dụng
Một nông dân ấp 2, xã Tân Nhựt, huyện Bình Chánh, TP.HCM sử dụng thuốc trừ cỏ Zico có thành phần 2,4D-Dimethylamonium 720 g/l (ảnh chụp chiều 10-2) – Ảnh: QUANG ĐỊNH
“Ở nhiều nước trên thế giới người ta đã cấm sử dụng cả 2,4D và Paraquat. Còn nước mình thời gian qua do nhiều thuốc chứa hai hoạt chất trên có trong danh mục được phép lưu hành nên nông dân sử dụng vô tư
Thạc sĩ Lê Quốc Cường (phó giám đốc Trung tâm BVTV phía Nam)

Tiếp tục đọc “Thuốc bảo vệ thực vật gây ung thư: Vô tư sử dụng”

Vietnam says Kim Jong Nam murder suspect thought it was a prank

Hanoi had not previously confirmed that Doan Thi Huong was Vietnamese, saying only that it was in touch with authorities in Malaysia, where Kim Jong Nam was murdered on Feb. 13. Vietnamese embassy officials met her on Saturday. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam says Kim Jong Nam murder suspect thought it was a prank”

Work starts on $524mn environmental sanitation project in Saigon

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 02/25/2017 15:00 GMT + 7

The Ho Chi Minh City administration on Friday kick-started the second stage of a World Bank-sponsored project aimed to improve the city’s environmental sanitation in District 2.

The Second Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project is intended to improve wastewater services in a sustainable manner in selected areas of Ho Chi Minh City and increase awareness on sanitation, according to the World Bank.

The key component of the project is the construction of a large interceptor that will convey the wastewater, currently discharged on the east side of the Saigon River without treatment, to the wastewater treatment plant that will be constructed under the project. Tiếp tục đọc “Work starts on $524mn environmental sanitation project in Saigon”

Bodies, individuals related to Formosa disaster made public

Update: February, 23/2017 – 09:59

Infringements and defects committed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Party Civil Affairs Committee and individuals involved in the Formosa fish deaths were serious and must be punished, announced the Central Inspection Commission. — VNA/VNS Photo Võ Dung

HÀ NỘI – Infringements and defects committed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Party Civil Affairs Committee and individuals involved in the Formosa fish deaths were serious and must be punished, announced the Central Inspection Commission.

In an announcement yesterday of the results of the commission’s 11th meeting from February 15-17, the commission concluded that from 2008-16 the ministry’s Party Civil Affairs Committee was irresponsible in exercising their leadership, carried out insufficient inspections and supervision and let infringements occur in assessment of environmental impacts, and adjustment of waste water discharge location and State management of the Formosa Hà Tĩnh project. Tiếp tục đọc “Bodies, individuals related to Formosa disaster made public”

China hits back at Donald Trump’s ‘champion of currency manipulation’ jibe

US president risks ratcheting up tensions with latest currency claims and repetition of desire for nuclear supremacy

Donald Trump (left) and Xi Jinping
Strained relations between Donald Trump (left) and Xi Jinping appeared to have settled after their phone call a fortnight ago. Photograph: EPA

Beijing has hit back at Donald Trump after the US president risked reigniting a simmering feud with China by accusing it of being the “grand champion” of currency manipulation.

After months of turbulence and uncertainty between the world’s two biggest economies, relations appeared to settle two weeks ago after the US president and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, held their first phone conversation since the billionaire’s inauguration.

However, in an interview with Reuters on Thursday that also saw Trump reiterate his desire for American nuclear supremacy, the US president, who has attacked China over trade, Taiwan, North Korea and the South China Sea, threatened to undermine the tentative rapprochement with a fresh verbal assault.

Britain concerned over challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ deal

Bi-annual report on former colony saying confidence in its systems is under threat comes after repeated interventions from Beijing

Pro-democracy supporters
Beijing has told Britain that Hong Kong is an internal matter that no country has a right to interfere in. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Developments in Hong Kong have affected confidence in the city’s autonomy, though its rule of law remained robust “despite challenges”, the British government has said.

Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997 with guarantees it would retain extensive autonomy, an independent legal system and broad personal and commercial freedoms under a deal known as “one country, two systems”.

The international financial hub has seen tumultuous times over the past couple of years, with pro-democracy protests quelled in what many residents see as creeping interference by Beijing and the rise of a small but vocal movement pushing for independence.

Britain monitors developments in Hong Kong, as the agreement it struck with China for the territory’s return stipulated the continuation of its capitalist way of life for 50 years. Tiếp tục đọc “Britain concerned over challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ deal”

Amid land grabs and evictions, Cambodia jails leading activist

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Amid land grabs and evictions, Cambodia jails leading activist

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Thomson Reuters Foundation Feb 25, 2017

Even before a Cambodian judge sentenced land rights activist Tep Vanny to prison, her fellow campaigners said her fate had already been sealed.

Vanny, who fought the evictions of thousands of residents from lakeside land in Phnom Penh to make way for a luxury real estate project, was sentenced to 2½ years on Thursday for her role in a protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in 2013.

She was found guilty of inciting violence and assaulting security guards while trying to deliver a petition to Hun Sen on the land dispute.

The conviction came despite eyewitness testimony that neither Vanny or other protesters had committed acts of violence. It was criticized by campaigners as another step in a crackdown on dissent.

“The courts do not use their conscience. They just wait for orders from powerful men,” said Vanny, a mother of two in her mid-30s, during a recess before her verdict. “It’s easy to use the court. They are using my case to intimidate other people … and scare others to not protest.” Tiếp tục đọc “Amid land grabs and evictions, Cambodia jails leading activist”

Hundreds protest on Philippine streets as Duterte jails top critic

MANILA: More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Manila on Saturday to protest Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, following the arrest of his most high-profile critic.

The protestors massed outside the national police headquarters where Senator Leila de Lima was detained on Friday, in a demonstration against the alleged death-squad murders of thousands of drug suspects.

Demonstrators warned the Duterte crackdown could lead to a repeat of the military-backed dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, which was toppled in a bloodless “People Power” revolution 31 years ago to the day. Tiếp tục đọc “Hundreds protest on Philippine streets as Duterte jails top critic”

Kim Jong Nam probe: Indonesian suspect says she thought liquid was baby oil

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indonesian citizen detained in Malaysia in connection with the alleged assassination of Kim Jong Nam has maintained that she was duped into committing the act, believing that she was part of a prank on a TV show.

This was according to Indonesia’s Deputy Ambassador to Malaysia, Andriano Erwin, on Saturday (Feb 25), after a 30-minute meeting with Siti Aisyah.

She said she didn’t know that the liquid she used on Kim Jong Nam was in fact poison. “She only said that it’s a kind of oil, baby oil, something like that,” Mr Erwin told reporters. Tiếp tục đọc “Kim Jong Nam probe: Indonesian suspect says she thought liquid was baby oil”